With all the stress and chaos of modern life, it can be hard to find time to slow down, relax and connect with your inner art lover. We can help. Join us on Saturday, April 6 for Slow Art Day at the AGO.
The AGO has lots of creative offerings for youth between the ages of 14 and 25. Whether you’re interested in making your own skateboard, want to learn to disco step or to create with clay, there’s something for you at FREE After Three. Oasis Skateboard Factory, House dance crew Warehouse Jacks and artist Ness Lee present some incredible youth workshops for the spring season that we can’t wait for you to try. Oh – and it if wasn’t obvious already – it’s all free!
Our latest major exhibition, Impressionism in the Age of Industry: Monet, Pissarro and more, takes you to a rapidly changing Paris in the late 1800s when new buildings and technologies transformed the Parisian way of life forever. Sound familiar? Torontonians can relate. Our modern-day city is undergoing a similar transformation, with older buildings being demolished and new ones popping up in their place. Along with the changing skyline, we’re seeing rising rents, crowded commutes and an ever-changing labour market – prompting us to ask the question: is Toronto a liveable city?
Twenty-six year-old Ariel Legaspi was one of the
first people to donate to our #InfinityAGO crowdfunding
campaign. Thanks to him, over 4,700
#InfinityAGO donors and the generosity of the David Yuile & Mary Elizabeth
Hodgson Fund, Yayoi Kusama’s INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – LET’S SURVIVE
FOREVER is now a part of
the AGO Collection (opening to the public on May 25). Legaspi is also the lucky
winner of our contest for early donors to win a sleepover at the AGO for
himself and five friends.
Standing tall over the skyline of Paris, the Eiffel Tower turns 130 years old on March 31. What better way to celebrate its anniversary than with a visit to the AGO for Impressionism in the Age of Industry: Monet, Pissarro and more? Come see the paintings, photographs and films that showcase the early years of the iconic landmark.
Polish-Canadian artist Gershon Iskowitz’s life story is a compelling one of survival, revitalization and artistic success. Through his works and well-documented life, we have a lens into his experiences: including the trauma of the Holocaust, the loss of his family, and immigrating and adapting to Canada. But between 1946 and 1956 – crucial years in his life – Iskowitz kept only two official records and few photographs, leaving a gap in his history. With help from art historian and author Dr. Ihor Holubizky and the AGO archives, we may be on our way to solving the mystery.
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“Mickalene Thomas is a badass,” according to Canadian Art magazine. Featuring larger-than-life portraits of Black women, this bold and empowering exhibition is not to be missed. But time is running out! Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noirescloses this Sunday, March 24 before travelling to New Orleans in the fall.
In the 1970s, filmmaker Haile Gerima was part of a revolution. As a leading member of a group of film students in Los Angeles known as the L.A. Rebellion, Gerima – along with Charles Burnett and Julie Dash – resisted mainstream trends in order to tell stories about Black lives from the perspective of Black characters. To celebrate Gerima’s filmmaking legacy, the AGO screens his first feature Harvest: 3,000 Years, on March 22 as part of a city-wide retrospective presented together with The Power Plant, Hot Docs Cinema and TIFF.